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Just ignore the Chamber of Commerce

March 4, 2013
The Chronicle made a big deal of the fact that the Chamber of Commerce has a "21-point advocacy agenda" that "could weaken" the city's...

Family of teen shot in Alice Griffith still waiting for Housing Authority help

March 1, 2013
Aireez Taylor, a 15-year-old Mission High School student and a resident of the Alice Griffith public housing project in Bayview, was shot seven times...

Plan C, and the C stands for Condo conversions

February 21, 2013
No politically savvy San Franciscan has ever really bought the rhetoric espoused by the so-called “moderate” political action group Plan C that it's all...

Hearing called on America’s Cup “fundraising fiasco” as Mayor Lee talks about scaling back the event

February 12, 2013
Amid reports that San Francisco taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $20 million in America's Cup expenses because of anemic fundraising...

Lean into it, Gavin!

February 7, 2013
The Gavster, the Lite Guv, our former mayor, has a new book out, and while I eagerly await my review copy of "Citizenville," I...

Trail to historic gay Boy Scouts vote started in the Bay Area

This Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Executive Board will consider removing the controversial ban on gay members and allow each individual troop...

The machine

Sup. Scott Wiener is relentless, driven, prolific — and changing San Francisco in sometimes alarming ways

LGBT icon evicted, leaving town, blasting Wiener

January 29, 2013
Documentary filmmaker and longtime queer community activist and leader David Weissman is leaving San Francisco -- because he and three other tenants of his...

Gavin Newsom, author

January 25, 2013
Oh My Freakin God, the Gavster has a book and it's called "Citizenville." And it's all about how government isn't  a vending machine and...

The Chron’s bizarre attack on Milk Airport

January 21, 2013
It must have been hard for John Diaz, the Chron's editorial page editor, to just come out and oppose the idea of renaming San...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Spies on the corner

San Franciscans are in the dark about the city's plans for surveillance streetlights

Jerrry Brown and UC

January 14, 2013
So the guv is going to start showing up at UC and CSU board meetings, where he will be able to sit next to...

On the Cheap Listings

January 2, 2013
On the Cheap listings by Caitlin Donohue. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the...

Wrong side of history

Newsom and Herrera had little support, even from fellow Democrats, when they started the same-sex marriage fight

Final step?

Marriage equality advocates hope the US Supreme Court definitively ends the long quest for justice

Herrera and other officials disappointed but hopeful as Supreme Court takes marriage equality case

December 7, 2012
City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Deputy City Attorney Theresa Stewart, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, and other officials who held a press conference at City...

Same-sex marriage: What they’re saying

December 7, 2012
Lots of statements getting issued on the Supreme Court's decision, reflecting both the desire of many elected officials to weigh in on this momentus...

Free the free

San Francisco icon Xara Thustra looks back at 15 years of underground art

Guns in Bayview

Local activists differ on SF gun control ordinances that are now under fire by the NRA

Editor’s notes

We've got to make the push to public power if we care about our environment's future

The missing element of the Renewable Energy study

December 3, 2012
Since San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission is meeting Dec. 7 to talk about renewable energy, I went and read the 100-page report of...

UC Berkeley has a new chancellor, but his raise is blasted by Gov. Brown

November 27, 2012
The University of California Board of Regents today approved the hiring of Columbia University Faculty Dean Nicholas Dirks as the new chancellor of UC...

Critics urge caution on fast-moving Warriors arena deal

November 13, 2012
UPDATED The proposal to let the Golden State Warriors build a new sports arena complex at Piers 30-32 is moving forward quickly, with the...